Friday, 4 February 2011


Israeli archaeologists today said they have uncovered a 1,500-year-old church, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks.

Amir Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority said the church in the hills south-west of Jerusalem was active between the fifth and seventh centuries.

Archaeologists began digging after discovering that thieves were plundering the site.

Mr Ganor said archaeologists uncovered a mosaic "unique in its craftsmanship and level of preservation".

Though initially identifying the building as a synagogue, they concluded it was a Byzantine church.

Journalists were given a brief glimpse of the mosaic today before it was covered up again until funding becomes available for its proper preservation.

Thank the Lord for these early Christians. May Israel be covered with the real Church of God and accept their rightful King Yeshua.


Pastor David

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